Now I am an adult (sort of - 22 counts, right?), I can look back on my teen years with a lot more clarity. I can remember being so bombarded with ideas of what people should look like - what beauty was supposed to be. I remember (vividly) struggling with my body image - to the point of anorexia. I spent several years letting it control me, and allowing people's compliments on my "new body" to let me think I was doing something RIGHT! Can you believe it!? It took being married to realize that somebody thought I was beautiful no matter what shape or size I am, and it took getting pregnant and finding out I am expecting a baby girl to realize how harsh this world can be on young women's self-esteem.
I am determined to raise my daughter in a world where beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. I want her to know that everyone is beautiful - and she is gorgeous because she is herself. Flaws and all.This website and the anticipated birth of my little girl inspired me to create thesehttp://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43536970
I am starting my own business, so I can be home with my daughter, and I couldn't think of a better foundation piece than a charm to inspire everyone to love themselves, the way I was inspired. 50% of the proceeds go toward Girlsincorporated, in hopes that my daughter might see a world in which every girl knows just how wonderful she is.
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